Welcome to the Lubbock Area Bar Association (LABA), a not-for-profit professional organization for licensed attorneys who live or have an office in Lubbock County or the 8 adjacent counties. The LABA provides education, the opportunity for professional development, and service programs for both the local legal professionals and the broader community. We encourage you to browse this website using all its links, resources and information as most beneficial to you. For more information regarding LABA, its meetings and current endeavors or to post an event on the LABA calendar, feel free to contact the association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thirty-two former presidents of the Lubbock Area Bar Association/Lubbock County Bar Association were honored at the June 8 LABA meeting:
Front row, seated (left-to-right): Charles A. Joplin Jr. (1998-1999), Hon. Phil Johnson (1984-1985), Hon. J.Q. Warnick Jr. (1987-1988), D. Thomas Johnson (1979-1980), Derry Harding (1975-1976), Layton Zant Woodul Sr. (1990-1991).
Second row: Myrtle McDonald (2001-2002), Carolyn Moore (2009-2010), R. Byrn Bass Jr. (1993-1994), John Simpson (1982-1983), John C. Sims (1991-1992), Robert Wilson (1986-1987), Chuck Lanehart (1992-1993).
Third row: Tommy J. Swan (2006-2007), Jerry Kolander (2003-2004), Hon. Les Hatch (2007-2008), Fred Bowers (2004-2005), Hon. Judy Parker (1997-1998), Laura Monroe (1996-1997), Lois Wischkaemper (2005-2006), Jack McCutchin Jr. (1995-1996).
Back row: Hon. John Akard (2010-2011), John Grace (2015-2016), Gary Belair (2012-2013), Steve Stone (2013-2014), Roger Key (1999-2000), Anna McKim (2014-2015), Craig Brummett (2000-2001), Bill Franklin (2011-2012), Hon. Brad J. Underwood (2002-2003), Hon. Mark Hocker (2016-2017), Brian Shannon (2008-2009).
Surviving past presidents not pictured are:
Hon. Mackey Hancock (1994-1995), Hon. Paula Lanehart (1989-1990), Don Hunt (1985-1986), Mike Worley (1981-1982), Aubrey Jan Fouts (1980-1981), William J. Wade (1978-1979), George H. Nelson (1977-1978), Joyce Hill (1976-1977), Hon. Bill H. Brister (1965-1966).
LABA thanks photographer Mark Umstot of Lubbock for capturing this special moment.
LABA has a new phone number: (806) 775-1668
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